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Springtime Fun with Books!

Friday, March 28, 2014 5:16 PM | Deleted user

Hope you are enjoying the spring weather that finally arrived. Here are some fun spring stories and activities to do with your children!

Planting a Rainbow
by Lois Ehlert
Bold and exuberant pictures show the planting of a family garden. Bulbs, seeds, and seedlings grow into a brilliant rainbow of colorful flowers that are picked and carried home. And next year, a rainbow can grow all over again!

Activity:  Make your own edible Planting a Rainbow.  Click here for instructions.

Runaway Bunny 
by Margaret Wise Brown
A little bunny keeps running away from his mother in an imaginative and imaginary game of verbal hide-and-seek; children will be profoundly comforted by this lovingly steadfast mother who finds her child every time. The Runaway Bunny, first published in 1942 and never out of print, has indeed become a classic. Generations of readers have fallen in love with the gentle magic of its reassuring words and loving pictures.

Activity:  Make an Easter Bunny with your child's handprints. Click here for instructions.

The Tale of Peter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter
This story follows mischievous and disobedient young Peter Rabbit as he is chased about the garden of Mr. McGregor.

Activity:  Make your own Peter Rabbit Puppets.  Click here for instructions.

The Curious Garden
by Peter Brown
Brown presents an enchanting tale with environmental themes and breathtaking illustrations that become more vibrant as the garden blooms. Red-headed Liam can also be spotted on every page, adding a seek-and-find element to this picture book.

Activity:  Make your own little grass house.  Click here for instructions.

Enjoy the warm weather and snuggle up with a book!  Here are some other springtime book titles. Check out your local library for even more spring books.

Easter Egg by Jan Brett
Let it Rain! by Maryann Cocca-Leffler
Mouse’s First Spring by Laura Thompson
And Then it’s Spring by Julie Fogliano
Jo MacDonald had a Garden by Mary Quattlebaum


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